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P
Basic Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd    
Ee Ff Gg Hh
Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn
Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt
Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

P is the sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet. Its name in English (pronounced /ˈpiː/) is spelled pee.[1]

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History

The Semitic Pê (mouth), as well as the Greek Π or π (Pi), and the Etruscan and Latin letters that developed from the former alphabet, all symbolized /p/, a voiceless bilabial plosive.

Usage

In English and most other European languages, P is a voiceless bilabial plosive. Both initial and final Ps can be combined with many other discrete consonants in English words. A common example of assimilation is the tendency of prefixes ending in N to assume an M sound before Ps (such as "in" + "pulse" → "impulse" — see also List of Latin words with English derivatives).

A common digraph in English is "ph", which represents the voiceless labiodental fricative /f/, and can be used to transliterate Phi (φ) in loanwords from Greek. In German, the digraph "pf" is common, representing a labial affricate of /pf/.

Arabic speakers are usually unaccustomed to pronouncing /p/; they pronounce it as /b/.

Codes for computing

Alternative representations of P
NATO phonetic Morse code
Papa ·––·
ICS Papa.svg Semaphore Papa.svg {{{Braille}}}
Signal flag Flag semaphore Braille

In Unicode, the capital "P" is codepoint U+0050 and the lower case "p" is U+0070.

The ASCII code for capital "P" is 80 and for lowercase "p" is 112; or in binary 01010000 and 01110000, respectively.

The EBCDIC code for capital "P" is 215 and for lowercase "p" is 151.

The numeric character references in HTML and XML are "P" and "p" for upper and lower case, respectively.

See also

References

  1. ^ "P" Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "pee," op. cit.
The basic modern Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz
Letter P with diacritics

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

The Universal Character Set
LetterP.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER P
Basic Latin U+0050

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Translingual

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Letter

P upper case (lower case p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

See also

Symbol

P

  1. (chemistry) symbol for phosphorus
  2. (metrology) symbol for peta-
  3. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for proline

See also

Other representations of P:


English

Pronunciation

Abbreviation

P

  1. Park
  2. Phone
  3. Pager
  4. Passenger

Noun

Singular
P

Plural
Ps

P (plural Ps)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the English alphabet, preceded by O and followed by Q.

Proper noun

Singular
P

Plural
-

P

  1. (computing theory) The set of all problems that are solvable in polynomial time by a deterministic Turing machine

American Sign Language

Letter

P (Stokoe P)

  1. The letter P

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /peː/

Letter

P (capital, lowercase p)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: O
  • Next letter: Q

Italian

Pronunciation

Noun

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P m. and f. inv.

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Italian alphabet
  2. The sixteenth letter of the Latin alphabet

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

P (capital, lowercase p)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /p/. Preceded by O and followed by R.

Slovene

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Pronunciation

Letter

P (capital, lowercase p)

  1. The 17th letter of the Slovene alphabet. Preceded by O and followed by R.

Spanish

Letter

P (upper case, lower case p)

  1. The 19th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Simple English

The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz

P is the sixteenth (number 16) letter in the English alphabet.

Meanings for P

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